Left Behind [book review]

Imagine you’re talking to a friend right next to you, and they suddenly disappear.  The only indication that there was a live person next to you is the pile of clothes that sits where they were just standing.  And it wasn’t just your friend who was taken, millions of people around the world have suddenly just disappeared.

This is what the Rapture will be like.

And two authors have published a fictional account of what the events in the book of Revelation might be like for those left behind.

left behind review

Synopsis from Publisher:

Millions missing, feared dead. Fiery collisions claim thousands as pilots, drivers vanish. Romanian leader Carpathia to speak at U.N.

Panic surges through a Heathrow-bound Boeing 747 as some passengers and crew vanish, along with millions worldwide. Captain Rayford Steele fights to quell hysteria while facing personal tragedy―his wife and son are among the missing. Rumors fly, and fanatics warn about the end of the world. Could they be right? Meanwhile, crack journalist Cameron “Buck” Williams, on the trail of a global financial conspiracy, finds a more ominous story unfolding as storm clouds of good and evil gather.

If that doesn’t sound interesting, then… I don’t know about you.

Going into the series knowing that this is a fictional account of the Rapture, based on facts in the Bible, really made me think a lot while reading.  It actually scared me a bit to think that the things that the characters are going through in this book is what will happen to the people left behind when Jesus does call us home.

I know I have my salvation through Him, so it’s not that I’m scared of going through the events personally, but rather it scares me that people I know might go through this.  I don’t want them to.  Even if the events of the tribulation period brought them to Jesus, like some characters in the book, I still hate thinking of them going through it.  I’d rather have them become saved before the Rapture and avoid all the mess that will befall the earth.

That said, I don’t want to turn away non-Christians from reading this series (or at least the first book).  Whether you believe the Rapture will happen or not, this is still a good read.  It’s interesting to see how people might react when millions suddenly disappear.

I really want to thank my mom for telling me I should definitely read this book.  I can’t wait to read the others!

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8 thoughts on “Left Behind [book review]

  1. ghostmmnc says:

    I’ve read the whole series, and they are so good. Even if you’re not into the Bible, they read like an action/adventure. So many things happen, you just have to keep reading to find out what’s next!

    • Tabby says:

      That’s what I was thinking about those who don’t believe the Bible. Either way, it’s a good read. It’s just got more of an impact for the Christian. I’m waiting for the second one to come in from Amazon, and I can’t wait to get to the others! :)

      • ghostmmnc says:

        :) I saw the movie that was made of Left Behind, but it wasn’t as good as the books of course. I had in mind what all the characters looked like (haha – actual actors) and made a whole scrapbook page of them! I’m glad you are reading them!

      • Tabby says:

        Me too. I kind of want to see the movie, even though I already know it won’t live up to the book. But that’s why we say not to judge a book by its movie :)

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